ReadWorks org Review

The one language arts resource that I'd like to speak about is read, read works org, and it's basically targeted towards reading comprehension, as you can see on the title it says the solution to reading comprehension, and the website is free, and the website is for teachers, mainly for teachers, and the very interesting thing about this one is this website is that it offers a lot of lesson plans, but not only lesson plans, but it targets teachers that might need assistance in how to teach the lesson, so it's really great.

The first part I want to go over is just the lessons, so let's say that I have a cause-and-effect lesson that I want to do, and you have a range of grades that you have here, so since I teach fourth grade, I'd like to do the lesson for fourth grade, and the first lesson is right here, so I'm going to click on that and then it gives you your learning goal, it gives you the duration approx how many, tell how much time do you need, where the materials you need.

And then it gives you a really good structure in that, first it does the I do section, or the teacher modeling I call it I do, because we use it, that's the model that we use in school, but the teacher models, so in other words, what students are watching the lesson and this specifically gives you a very good script on how to do that, then you think, then you do that thing in check, which is you're checking for student understanding.

Then you have the We Guide, which means we're the students and the teacher are doing it together, and it gives you a really good structure here, then you have the independent practices is always important, then you have builds student vocabulary, building background knowledge, which is really important, and so I'm going to click on that to show you, and it gives you again a script on what to say, or how to not necessary, how to say it, but what to say, and what you want to cover and buildings to build the student background knowledge, you have student as teacher in student material, so here's the example of those things you might need for that lesson.

Here's your in student independent practice sheet, and you have comments, there are teachers that are looking at this, and they're making comments about the things that they could, you know that they've seen on that website, so it's a very structured lesson, and I and some teachers are really needing that structure, I know that I sometimes really need some instruction on how to do it, so this is a really good guide for teachers and a resource, and you have a variety of grades and also a variety of lessons.

The other thing that I find very interesting years is how to get lessons, you have to get lessons in units, so you have what grade level you might want, again I'm fourth grade, someone in the kit fourth grade, then you have again all these a variety of sections or strategies you want to cover, and then I might go figurative language, because it's important for my class. And then I hit the lesson. and they have some figurative language lessons that I can access and use in my classroom, again you might want to have some reading passages, and nonfiction right now is really important for us, so the roll up book and passages, it kind of gives us some things that we want to read on that, and then you have a list of materials, again that books and you want to focus your grade level, again fourth grade, and you might have specific need, and you don't have to have a keyword, but if you want you can put on there, and then it gives you those predicting ones, teaching a lesson, I always thought this was very really interesting, it gives you a very structured way of teaching a lesson. and I know that it's really important to have that structure, so I thought that was really interesting, I also found this interesting before reading, during and after reading.

And again, the other thing that I really like about this is that you have video installed here, which gives you a really good just a model on how to use it, so you can access those videos, look at them also how to differentiate lesson, which is really important, especially when you feel like your students don't understand the lesson you've taught, and how do I change it, so that students do understand it which is really important, how did you interact to read aloud, so planning a read aloud, why is it reading a critic crucial, it gives you a video and I can just kind of show you that video for a little bit. A successful interactive read aloud depends heavily on how well the interactive read aloud is planned. Planning for an interactive read-aloud is very similar to other lesson plans, it starts with an objective is based on a specific text, and includes opportunities to develop vocabulary and background knowledge, the teacher first introduces the text by activating student prior knowledge, or connecting to students personal experiences, the teacher models reading strategies, and then slowly begins to release responsibility to students by engaging students in discussion through guiding questions, finally. the lesson ends with a follow-up activity or practice so that students are able to connect what they've learned to their own reading.

Here's the objective, and they give you a nice walk through and they give you an objective, I'm going to show a little bit more, all good lessons begin with an objective, in this example, the objective is based on a common core standard for grade 2. objectives may come from standards, such as this example, curriculum programs being implemented in your classroom or from Student Assessment data, choosing a book that matches the objective is an important step, in this example, frogs by Gale Gibbons was chosen because this book has several diagrams and images, that are meant to clarify information provided in the text.

So again, it gives you a very structured plan on, if you have an objective what, but what you need to find to be able to meet those objectives and why this, but in this case, what this book, why this book met that particular objective. So it gives you a really good again really excellent resource for teachers, to just use them in the classroom, we use it in their and their teaching, and so I would highly recommend this website.

It does have a lot of information, my binder is when you see a particular lesson, that you would like to have saved, your binder is where you would save it, and then so that way you can access at another time, and then you have your standards that you would find for your specific rate, and wherever you are, and you can set up a profile which is pretty simple, when you begin to sign-in, you could add more information as you go along, but for the most part I can put my school in here, and then you can put your state, your dear role as a teacher in grade level, and then you save it and it gives you that information, but excellent website for teachers, who just need that extra help, extra additional resources, and I would highly recommend it.

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